Turkey lashes out at Israel over Temple Mount ‘provocations’

Turkey is now joining the condemnations of Israel after Jews visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City to mark the Tisha B’Av fast, following overnight clashes between Palestinians and cops at the holy site.

“Israeli security forces have once again violated the sanctity of al-Haram al-Sharif by allowing racist Jewish groups to raid al-Aqsa Mosque, attacking Palestinian civilians praying in the area and detaining Palestinian civilians, including children and women, leading to images that offended human dignity,” a statement from the Turkish foreign ministry says.

It adds: “The continuation of such provocations… is extremely dangerous.”

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